Menna Shahin نة شاهين , born in 1987, is an Egyptian entrepreneur. She’s a pharmacist, founder of She Travels, and cofounder of an application to fight food waste called Tekeya. By the end of 2021, Tekeya was able to save more than 30,000 meals and offset 75 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Menna is an experienced public speaker who has given a Tedx Talk in 2019 and was a keynote speaker at the World Youth Forum. In 2021, she won the Africa region of the category “women in tech” at the Global Startup Awards and was a finalist at the Egypt Entrepreneur Awards.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->